Defensa y Justicia vs Talleres
Defensa y Justicia claimed an easy 2-0 home win over Godoy Cruz in round 16. That means they are on three matches without defeat, winning two and drawing one. El Halcon has been irregular this term, collecting 21 points. Defensa are improving at home, where they managed seven points from the last nine available. Defensa y Justicia will have Pablo De Muner as interim boss: Mariano Soso resigned in midweek after several important players left the club: Nicolas Fernandez, Diego Rodriguez (both to San Lorenzo), Julio Gonzalez (Necaxa, Mexico), Alexis Castro (Tijuana, Mexico) and Rafael Delgado (Colon).
Talleres have been displaced from the Copa Sudamericana spots following their scoreless home stalemate against Union Santa Fe. Having won only one of their last four matches (two draws, one loss), they are now on 24 points in 12th. Alexander Medina’s men thrashed Godoy Cruz 5-0 in their last away game, but they had lost the previous four on the road.
Defensa’s coach resigned, their best players left, so the obvious bet here is to go with the visitors.